Some very important news has been brought to our attention!
Arguably the most prestigious wine competition in the country, the 2020 Halliday Wine Companion Awards, have announced their top winery, wine maker and of course, wines of the year in the entire country.
Two of the major awards were won by South Australians, with Winery of the Year going to Jim Barry Wines in Clare Valley, SA, while Wine of the Year was awarded to 2016 Yangarra Estate Vineyard High Sands McLaren Vale Grenache, McLaren Vale, which James Halliday labels as “the king of Australian Grenache.”
Check out the full list of winners below:
Winery of the year – Jim Barry Wines, Clare Valley, SA.
Winemaker of the year – Vanya Cullen - Cullen Wines, Margaret River, WA.
Wine of the year – 2016 Yangarra Estate Vineyard High Sands McLaren Vale Grenache, McLaren Vale, SA.
Best New Winery – Shy Susan Wines, Tasmania
Dark Horse of the Year – Dal Zotto Wines, King Valley, Victoria
Best Value Winery of the Year – Domaine Naturaliste, Margaret River, WA
2020 VARIETAL WINNERS
Sparkling - 2004 House of Arras EJ Carr Late Disgorged – 99 points
Riesling - 2006 Crawford River Reserve Riesling – 98 points
Semillon - 2013 Brokenwood ILR Reserve Semillon – 97 points
Sauvignon Blanc – 2017 Flowstone Queen of the Earth Sauvignon Blanc – 96 points
Chardonnay - 2017 Moss Wood Wilyabrup Chardonnay – 99 points
Semillon Sauvignon Blends – 2016 Stella Bella Suckfizzle Sauvignon Blanc Semillon – 97 points
Pinot Noir - 2017 Mount Mary Yarra Valley Pinot Noir – 99 points
Shiraz - 2017 John Duval Entity Shiraz – 99 points
Shiraz and / or Grenache - 2016 Yangarra Estate Vineyard High Sands Grenache – 99 points - *Also Winner of the Wine of The Year Award
Cabernet Sauvignon – 2016 Deep Woods Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon – 99 points
Cabernet Sauvignon and Family – 2017 Cullen Diana Madeline – 98 points
Fortified – 1919 Seppeltsfield 100 Year Old Para Liqueur – 100 points
When choosing the winners, Halliday and his tasting panel selected from a pool of more than 8,700 wines! Find out more about the winners HERE.
We’ll have to remember these for our next wine night!
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